Two Carbon County residents entered guilty pleas to driving under the influence (DUI) charges on Thursday afternoon in the county court.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II accepted the pleas and imposed sentences on both.

Cody Ray John Bowman, 21, of Lehighton, was arrested on Aug. 10, 2011, along SR248 in Palmerton. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

Bowman was previously placed in the county's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders but was revoked from it.

Nanovic sentenced him to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $1,000, one-year license suspension. He must receive a drug and alcohol (D&A) evaluation and follow any recommendation for treatment. A zero tolerance was also imposed on drug and alcohol use.

He will begin the jail term at 9 a.m. on Sept. 24.

On a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia he also pleaded to, Bowman was placed on probation for a year concurrent with with the DUI charge.

Gary Lee Bruch, 57, of Palmerton, was arrested on Jan. 25, 2011, along SR248 in Parryville. Given a test, the result showed the presence of a controlled substance.

Bruch was previously placed in the ARD program but was revoked from it.

Nanovic sentenced him to serve 72 hours to six months in jail, a fine of $1,000, and one-year license suspension. He must get a D&A evaluation and render 20 hours of community service. A zero tolerance was imposed on D&A use.

On a drug paraphernalia charge he was placed on probation for a year, concurrent with the DUI count.

He will being the jail term at 10 a.m. on Oct. 5.